For the first time in our history, the American Cancer Society research budget is in jeopardy. As a direct result of COVID-19, deep cuts to our research funding could mean a generation of cancer research lost. We need your help now in these priority areas because...
WE ARE FIGHTING FOR A FUTURE WHERE
decrease and life
everyone has a fair
and just opportunity
to survive cancer
affordable, high-quality treatments move from lab to bedside quickly
there is no such
thing as terminal
Health Equity &
Social Determinants of Health
Data shows that racial and ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community and those with lower socioeconomic status have a disproportionate cancer burden
ACS is slated to fund close to 60 grants in 2020 focused on health equity research and eliminating those disparities
Grants are focused on how social determinants impact cancer incidence; how they impact access to care; how they impact outcomes of care; how they impact survivorship & quality of life
Only 7% of NIH applicants are from underrepresented minority groups and less than 2% are Black Americans.
Through our Diversity Research Internship program we ensure college students of diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in the cancer research field see medical research as a potential career opportunity.
Cancer Research & Preserving a Generation of Breakthroughs
ACS invests in early-career investigators so they can establish their science to secure larger federal grant funding
ACS invests in innovative and out of the box ideas across the cancer continuum
More than $100 million of cancer research is at risk
Failing to invest in research now means that we will have fewer preventative tools, fewer treatment options, lost progress towards a cure, and ultimately, more deaths from cancer in the future.
Research takes years to come to fruition; a cancer breakthrough begins perhaps 10-20 years earlier.
A lack of available funding could deter young investigators with big ideas to leave the field for different careers.
If research is disrupted today, it means lives lost tomorrow.